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Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3)

Blackout (Newsflesh Trilogy, #3) - Mira Grant The Newsflesh trilogy has been an exciting journey, but like many series, there often seems to be an element of 'running out of steam' by the end of it. That's not to say this is a bad book by any stretch, it's not - I liked it. I almost like it a lot, but there were a couple of elements that spoilt the overall story for me.

Firstly, while the first three-quarters of the book are pretty exciting, the last part of the book - the wrap-up of the finale - seemed somewhat rushed. Suddenly the story was all over, with barely a couple of blog entries - admittedly in keeping with the book's style - to tie up the loose ends.

Secondly, a couple of story details, which could be considered spoilers ... The return of Georgia Mason to the group seems overly convenient in a number of ways - for a start everybody just happens to be in Seattle. The group then accept her fairly quickly - even for a 97% accurate clone you'd expect there to be a few more oddities beyond her reservoir condition.

Even worse, the sudden announcement of the relationship between Georgia and Shaun seemed horribly convenient. It allows clone-Georgia to prove she knows something that had never been published anywhere else. Except not only had it never been published, never been written down, never been publicly admitted. It had also never been referred to in two full books of narration by the two characters concerned. How can we have been so close to the minds of both characters and they never admitted the relationship - even in their own thoughts?

As an added bonus, the Kindle edition contains a few sample chapters from the Newsflesh prequel novella Countdown.